[Federal Register: May 13, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 93)]
[Page 27513-27514]
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Defense Acquisition Regulations System

Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement; Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts 
(OMB Control Number 0704-0255)

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense 

ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension 
of an approved information collection requirement.


SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), DoD announces the 
proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and 
seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments 
on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways 
to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information 
collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection 
requirement for use through May 31, 2008. DoD proposes that OMB extend 
its approval for use for three additional years.

DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by July 14, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 
0704-0255, using any of the following methods:
    [cir] Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    [cir] E-mail: dfars@osd.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0704-0255 
in the subject line of the message.
    [cir] Fax: 703-602-7887.
    [cir] Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Amy 
Williams, OUSD(AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, 
Washington, DC 20301-3062.
    [cir] Hand Delivery/Courier: Defense Acquisition Regulations 
System, Crystal Square 4, Suite 200A, 241 18th Street, Arlington, VA 

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    Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:/
/www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, 703-602-0328. The 
information collection requirements addressed in this notice are 
available on the World Wide Web at: http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/
dfarspgi/current/index.html. Paper copies are available from Ms. Amy 
Williams, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, 
Washington, DC 20301-3062.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Part 236, Construction and 
Architect-Engineer Contracts, and related clauses at DFARS 252.236; OMB 
Control Number 0704-0255.
    Needs and Uses: DoD contracting officers need this information to 
evaluate contractor proposals for contract modifications; to determine 
that a contractor has removed obstructions to navigation; to review 
contractor requests for payment for mobilization and preparatory work; 
to determine reasonableness of costs allocated to mobilization and 
demobilization; and to determine eligibility for the 20 percent 
evaluation preference for United States firms in the award of some 
overseas construction contracts.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit 
    Annual Burden Hours: 263,281.
    Number of Respondents: 2,595.
    Responses Per Respondent: Approximately 1.
    Annual Responses: 2,630.
    Average Burden Per Response: Approximately 100 hours.
    Frequency: On occasion.

Summary of Information Collection

    DFARS 236.570(a) prescribes use of the clause at DFARS 252.236-
7000, Modification Proposals--Price Breakdown, in all fixed-price 
construction contracts. The clause requires the contractor to submit a 
price breakdown with any proposal for a contract modification.
    DFARS 236.570(b) prescribes use of the following clauses in fixed-
price construction contracts as applicable:
    (1) The clause at DFARS 252.236-7002, Obstruction of Navigable 
Waterways, requires the contractor to notify the contracting officer of 
obstructions in navigable waterways.
    (2) The clause at DFARS 252.236-7003, Payment for Mobilization and 
Preparatory Work, requires the contractor to provide supporting 
documentation when submitting requests for payment for mobilization and 
preparatory work.
    (3) The clause at DFARS 252.236-7004, Payment for Mobilization and 
Demobilization, permits the contracting officer to require the 
contractor to furnish cost data justifying the percentage of the cost 
split between mobilization and demobilization, if the contracting 
officer believes that the proposed percentages do not bear a reasonable 
relation to the cost of the work.
    DFARS 236.570(c) prescribes use of the following provisions in 
solicitations for military construction contracts that are funded with 
military construction appropriations and are estimated to exceed 
    (1) The provision at DFARS 252.236-7010, Overseas Military 
Construction--Preference for United States Firms, requires an offeror 
to specify whether or not it is a United States firm.
    (2) The provision at DFARS 252.236-7012, Military Construction on 
Kwajalein Atoll--Evaluation Preference, requires an offeror to specify 
whether it is a United States firm, a Marshallese firm, or other firm.

Michele P. Peterson,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
 [FR Doc. E8-10668 Filed 5-12-08; 8:45 am]